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Brad Brownell will be back for an 11th season as Clemson’s men’s basketball coach, making him the longest-tenured coach in program history.

Jeff Kallin, Clemson’s Associate Athletic Director for Communications, confirmed that Brownell will return.

The Tigers went 16-15 last season, which ended abruptly when the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament was canceled Thursday due to the coronavirus threat.

Clemson, which was seeded eighth in the tournament, defeated No. 9 seed Miami 69-64 in a second-round tournament game on Wednesday and was set to face Florida State in a third-round game on Thursday when the remainder of the event was canceled.

Brownell is in the second year of a six-year contract that went into effect in July of 2018. His total compensation was $2.1 million for the 2019-2020 season.

Brownell is scheduled to make $2.2 million in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 and $2.3 million in 2022-2023 and 2023-2024, the final two seasons of the contract. His buyout is $85,000 per month for the remainder of the contract.

Brownell is 185-142 in 10 seasons at Clemson and passed Cliff Ellis to become the winningest coach in program history when the Tigers defeated No. 3 Duke on Jan. 14. Clemson also won at North Carolina for the first time, beating the Blue Devils and Tar Heels in the same season for the first time in 24 years.

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The Tigers also upset No. 5 Louisville and No. 6 Florida State, becoming the only team in the country to beat three Top 6 teams during the 2019-2020 season.

Brownell has guided the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament on two occasions – 2011 and 2018 – including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2018.

Clemson will return four starters next season, including leading scorer and second-team All-ACC selection Aamir Simms, as well as seven of its top nine scorers.

The Tigers also will welcome two highly regarded recruits in Dorman High power forward P.J. Hall, a four-star power forward, and Olivier-Maxence Prosper, another four-star forward who played as a senior at the NBA’s Latin American Academy in Mexico City.